Thursday, Dec. 19
High school boys hockey: Bismarck at Williston, 7:30 p.m.; Mandan at Dickinson, 8 p.m.
High school wrestling: Mandan at Bismarck, 7 p.m.; Legacy at Turtle Mountain triangular, 5 p.m.
High school boys swimming: Legacy at Dickinson, 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20
College men’s basketball: Bismarck State vs. Rochester CTC at Coon Rapids, Minn.
High school boys basketball: Bismarck at Williston, 7:45 p.m.; Century at Watford City, 7:45 p.m.; Minot at Legacy, 7:45 p.m.; St. Mary’s at Mandan, 7:45 p.m.
High school girls basketball: Bismarck at Williston, 6 p.m.; Century at Watford City, 6 p.m.; Minot at Legacy, 6 p.m.; St. Mary’s at Mandan, 5:45 p.m.; Underwood at Shiloh Christian, 7:30 p.m.
High school boys hockey: Century at Jamestown, 7:30 p.m.
High school girls hockey: Mandan at Williston, 7:30 p.m.
High school wrestling: Century at Gillette (Wyo.) dual tournament; Mandan at St. Mary’s, 7 p.m.
High school gymnastics: Mandan Invitational, 5:30 p.m.
High school boys swimming: Williston at Century, 5 p.m., BSC Aquatic Center.
Saturday, Dec. 21
College men’s basketball: Minot State at U-Mary, 5:30 p.m., McDowell Activity Center; Bismarck State at Anoka-Ramsey CC, 7 p.m.
College women’s basketball: Minot State at U-Mary, 3:30 p.m., McDowell Activity Center; Bismarck State at Anoka-Ramsey CC, 5 p.m.
High school boys basketball: Bismarck at Watford City, 3:30 p.m.; Century at Williston, 2:15 p.m.; Shiloh Christian at Minot Ryan, 3:30 p.m.
High school girls basketball: Bismarck at Watford City, 1:45 p.m.; Century at Williston, 4 p.m.; Shiloh Christian at Minot Ryan, 2 p.m.
High school boys hockey: Wahpeton at Mandan, 2 p.m.
High school girls hockey: Warroad, Minn. at Bismarck, 5:15 p.m., VFW Sports Center.
High school wrestling: Bismarck, Legacy, St. Mary’s, Mandan at Valley City tournament; Century at Gillette (Wyo.) dual tournament.
High school boys swimming: Bismarck Invitational, 10 a.m., BSC Aquatic Center.
No local events scheduled.
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10 YEARS AGO (2009): Bismarck's man-to-man defense pulled the plug on St. Mary's as the Demons beat the visiting Saints 59-39 in Class A boys basketball. Jalen Finley made the plays for BHS on offense, scoring 21 points. Jon Preszler led the St. Mary's attack with 12.
20 YEARS AGO (1999): Turtle Lake opened a 40-18 halftime lead and defeated visiting Max 67-50 in boys basketball. Jason Hahn and John Christensen scored 18 points each for the winning Trojans. Tim Plesul's 17 points paced Max.
50 YEARS AGO (1969): Although it lost three starters to personal fouls, Slavia Bratislava, a Czechoslovakian basketball team, downed Bismarck Junior College 74-65 at the Civic Center. The game was tied 36-36 at halftime. The game, played by AAU rules, was marred by 51 fouls, 32 by the Czechs. Jaroslav Bahnik led all scorers with 20 points. Dale Dobriener paced the Mystics with 17.
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